• Sugar Cane Alley

    1983. France/Martinique. Euzhan Palcy. 103 min.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2

  • Sugar Cane Alley

    1983. France/Martinique. Directed by Euzhan Palcy. Screenplay by Palcy, based on the novel by Joseph Zobel. With Garry Cadenat, Darling Légitimus. On the island of Martinique in the early 1930s, adults work in the sugar cane fields while the children enjoy the lush island as their playground. When a village sage tells 11-year-old Jose that there is little difference between the days of slavery and the current punishing work in the sugar cane fields, Jose and his devout grandmother resolve to save Jose from a live of unforgiving labor. Winner of the 1984 César Awards for Best First Work and Best Actress (Légitimus). In French; English subtitles. 103 min.

In the Film exhibition Filmmaker in Focus: Euzhan Palcy

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